Romney leaves note for reporters
June 16th, 2012
11:10 AM ET
11 years ago

Romney leaves note for reporters

Weatherly, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Mitt Romney, known as a fan and perpetrator of practical jokes, left a note for reporters covering his multi-state bus tour on Saturday.

"You guys have it way too soft – nice ride," he wrote, while the press corps were preparing to cover his Weatherly, Pennsylvania stop.

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The 40-passenger press bus, which trails the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's logo-emblazoned bus, has plush black leather seats - plus the electricity and internet access reporters need to do their jobs. But reporters on the bus are packed tightly, like sardines in a can, and every seat is full.

"P.S.," he added after his signature, "erased your hard drives."

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soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Richard Broderick, Jr.

    Hey Mitt, did you take a tax amnesty on foreign accounts?

    June 16, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. Mary

    is that supposed to be funny?!?

    June 16, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  3. g

    romneys plan is the republican plan -creating wealth with out jobs, money scams-wall street-banking-foreign investment corp,welfare-deregulate and privatize every thing and bill the tax payers-its worked for thirty years

    June 16, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    R-Money thinks "erasing hard drives" is a Joke – Hmm, what else would he erase IF he should become President???? I wonder!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    June 16, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  5. CanadianJohn

    Hey G – do a little research – Romney has been pretty clear on what his plans are unlike the knob currently running your show

    June 16, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. keeth

    That's Rmoney's, I mean Romney's, message for America.

    We have it too easy, so he's going to cut things back-we don't need to be protected for insurance companies that want to deny us based on pre-existing conditions, and we don't need to have teachers, fire fighters, and police. Public servants are for chumps. If you want those services, you're going to have to hire private services, just like in Pakistan, where the public economy is broken and only the rich can afford to live in safe (gated) communities, and to hire private security and fire protection.

    And we can't remember how hard things were under Reagan, Bush the Elder, and Bush the Lesser-how much taxes went up under RR, how high the unemployment was under RR, how often Daddy Bush looked at his watch cuz he wasn't concerned with the average Joe, how we ignored afghanistan to go into iraq, how we never found those pesky wmds, how much money was spent on wars without paying for it, how we didn't pay for medicare part D, how much money was given away under TARP-so he's going to rewrite history of those years. Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich have already started that last part.

    June 16, 2012 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  7. Tired of republican lies


    Romney needs to leave America a note explaining his plans to make the country better.

    June 16, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am

    Just a hint buddy...The only thing he plans on making better is for his rich buddies and him self...Us in the middle class will go by the wayside continuously paying for their lifestyles.

    June 16, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  8. Roy

    Ask Romney if he is willing to donate all of his $250 million to help to pay off USA debt but he can keep his $10 million so in that way we can see if he truly cares about our country.

    June 16, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. Thomas

    What a hoot !

    Dose anybody else think Romney has Passive Aggressive issues ?

    He's like Mr Rogers from the dark side.

    June 16, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. m kelly

    Mitt Romney has a great sense of humor! LOL

    June 16, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  11. missy

    Romney has a great sense of humor

    June 16, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  12. AmericanPeasant

    I was wondering how long it take before we heard a great Mitt misadventure. Good grief GOP you were expected to provide an alternative to Obama, especially at such a crucial moment and you gave us Mitt? How drunk did Newt and Trump have to get you guys to pick Mitt?

    June 16, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  13. Errm

    This just underlines his douchiness. He's obnoxious. Great "presidential" material, Mitt....if you like someone with the maturity of a 15-year old.

    June 16, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |

    Mitt McCain can run but he can't hide the fact that he was a failure as governor of Mass.

    June 16, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  15. Tammy lambert chandler az

    The problem is...with Romneys new rules, citizens are not allowed to get close enough to ask him any questions and if they get lucky enough, the reporters are ordered out of the room. Its a serious problem and people should take notice that this is the type of president he will be. Extremely secretive and antisocial. Mitt scares me to death.

    June 16, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  16. 1twinsfan

    These little bits of info - practical joke about getting a hotel maid fired, wearing a state trooper's uniform and pulling people over, assaulting a classmate, torturing the family dog on a car trip and now joking about deleting hard drives are really unsettling. It's now more than just this guy Vs. that guy in Nov but this guy Vs. a creepy neighbor type.

    June 16, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  17. Slightly Left of Center

    Yep, they have it way too soft. Just like someone who needs elevators for his cars.

    June 16, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  18. n

    Old slick Rick, laughing all the way to the Caymans. That's the difference between the republican, democrats and independents . . . republicans are part of the collective, one mind assimilation "We Are Borg" resistance is futile empty mind set while the Democrats and independents are individuals who base their decisions on wisdom while discerning real time information, based on facts and projected conditions while taking under consideration the ramification of such actions. Republicans are the blind leading the hopelessly lost to the slaughter.

    June 16, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
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